Blog Topic: Reasons for Homeschooling

No School Support for Migraines

May I sound off a bit? I had three children who went through ‘the system’ schools, extremely intelligent children, bored with the curriculum… the usual.  I supported them and was very interactive with the teachers. The youngest, once in high school, developed serious migraines and missed numerous days.  Doctors prescribed strong medications, not without side

Topics: Critiques of the School System, Personal Stories, Reasons for Homeschooling

The Blaring Radio Analogy

When my daughter started kindergarten, I admit I heaved a sigh of relief. I had worked very hard for the first four years of her life.  I had done a good job.  Now my daytime focus could go to my work and my business.  I could see her sense of calm and confidence about herself. 

Topics: Critiques of the School System, Personal Stories, Reasons for Homeschooling

Changes in Parents’ Motivation to Home Educate

The following is a summary of a 21-page research paper by Bruce Arai, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. The paper is entitled “”Ideologues””, ““Pedagogues”” and “”Mainstreamers””: Changes in Parents’’ Motivations for Homeschooling”. This paper is currently under review for publication by a scholarly journal. [Web Editor’s Note: this likely refers to this

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